How sad is it that this woman had so many HPS complications her entire life, yet never got an HPS diagnosis. We don’t think that type 7 causes pulmonary fibrosis, but it is not just the HPSers with gene types that cause pulmonary fibrosis who endure a lot.
I also read another medical article today about someone diagnosed with HPS type 5 at 92! Let me say that again, 92!
It is a lesson to say there are probably many people out there with HPS who are never diagnosed. It is a lesson to show that one should never use age as an exclusion for suspecting HPS. It’s also a lesson about how organizations serving people with albinism should help to educate their memberships about HPS. Even some of the “old timers” might benefit.